This year’s Nottingham Digital Summit has raised £14,000 for Emmanuel House
A huge thank you to all of our attendees, sponsors, speakers, and organisers for a successful event this year. Not only was it humbling to receive so much positive feedback about the day, but to have raised over £14,000 for a charity providing essential support to so many in our local community, is the ultimate reward.
The funds will help Emmanuel House to continue supporting vulnerable and homeless adults in the Nottingham area, providing life-saving amenities and long-term support services such as shelter, food and clothes, to helping arrange doctors appointments and supporting with benefits claims.
The donation comes at a time when Emmanuel House’s service users need it most
The annual Winter Shelter appeal will begin again in October, relying on the generosity of the public to provide a warm place for homeless people to sleep throughout the brutal winter months, as well as 3 hot meals a day. The short-term emergency accommodation located on University Park can sleep up to 27 people per night. Over the past 12 years, the Winter Shelter has accommodated 1621 people, and Emmanuel House has supported 952 of these in finding long-term housing.
Rosie Needham Smith, Marketing and Fundraising Manager at Emmanuel House, said: “As an independent charity that relies on donations, these funds are crucial for enabling us to continue delivering our services and changing the lives of many of our service users for the better.
“As well as contributing towards basic amenities, like showers, clean clothes and hot food for our service users, the donation will help fund long-term support services, helping individuals find permanent accommodation and jobs.”
Hallam’s Managing Director, Jake Third, said: “Having lived in Nottingham most of my life, the incredible work Emmanuel House does has always been close to my heart because it addresses a very real problem in the local community.
“Shockingly, the number of rough sleepers each night in Nottingham has gone up from an average of 23 to 47 since 2022, and the donation made will help tackle this growing crisis.
“We’re honoured the Nottingham Digital Summit’s event attendees, sponsors and Hallam colleagues have raised this impressive amount for such a worthy cause, and we’ll continue to provide support to Emmanuel House where we can.”